Carlisle United are narrow favourites to pick up their first win of the season against Exeter City today.

Bookmakers are struggling to separate the Blues and the Grecians who meet at Brunton Park.

888Sport favour Paul Simpson's side by a small margin, their victory price 31/20 compared with 33/20 for the visitors.

William Hill also give United marginally shorter odds of 8/5, pricing an Exeter win 13/8.

Others have them neck and neck in the pre-match reckoning, with SkyBet having a Blues win and a Grecians win 6/4.

The draw at Carlisle's ground is 12/5.

After scoring United's only two goals of the season so far, midfield star Owen Moxon is 14/1 to open the scoring this afternoon.

The Denton Holme ace is 11/2 to find the net at any stage in the game.

Sean Maguire is 8/1 to strike first for the Blues, with Ryan Edmondson 9/1 and Luke Plange 8/1.

For Gary Caldwell's visitors, Sam Nombe is 13/2 favourite for the opening goal with Jack Aitchison 10/1.

Longer shots in the Carlisle ranks include Jordan Gibson at 12/1, Jon Mellish at 20/1 and Sam Lavelle at 40/1, while Exeter outsiders include Alex Hartridge at 66/1 and Will Aimson at 33/1.

United's last meeting with Exeter at Brunton Park saw a 1-0 defeat in April 2022, and the visitors are 15/2 to repeat that today.

Carlisle's last home win over the Devon side came in January 2021 with a 1-0 win that is priced 15/2 for a repeat this afternoon.

Another 3-3 thriller such as these sides' play-off semi-final first leg contest in 2017 is 80/1, while a 2-0 home win is 12/1.

Source: Oddschecker.